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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Hiring Organization:
Princeton Neuroscience Institute

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Position Description:
A postdoctoral or more senior research position is available in the Neuroscience of Attention & Perception Laboratory, led by Dr. Sabine Kastner in the Department of Psychology and Princeton Neuroscience Institute at Princeton University. The lab is studying attention at various levels of processing from subcortical structures (LGN, pulvinar) to higher-order cortex (fronto-parietal areas) using a variety of state of the art methods.

Simultaneous electrophysiological recordings and stimulation from multiple, interconnected brain regions are being performed with laminar probes in combination with diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), functional MRI (fMRI), and structural MRI to assist with electrode targeting in non-human primates in studies of vision and attention.

This position is for an extremely motivated postdoctoral researcher interested in performing combined electrophysiology and MR imaging in non-human primate studies of vision and attention. In addition, the researcher will gain experience with laminar probes and electrical microstimulation to study attention networks in a behaving animal model. The postdoctoral researcher will be expected to make a strong contribution to the lab's overall research efforts.

The term of this appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory performance and funding.

Applicants must apply online and upload the following: CV/resume; a cover letter; and statement of research interests. Be sure to include the names and contact information for at least 2 references. To apply, please visit the website (requisition 1300247) to create an online application.

Essential qualifications for this position include: a Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, or other closely related field; a strong background working with non-human primates and/or a strong background in electrophysiology of the visual system. Strong quantitative skills (e.g. Matlab) are also essential. Candidates must pass a standard MR safety screening in order to work in the MR environment.

Term of Appointment:
The term of this appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory performance and funding.

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Timothy Waldron
146 Lewis Thomas Lab
Princeton, NJ 08544

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